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    Linking Profile Param to family

    Normally for making door frame we use a Profile & lock it's edges to Ref. plane for extrusion or sweep. For sweep we use pre built profile by loading it.
    Is there any way to link params of profile to frame family so that it behave with the params of frame family.
    Here I attached a frame family loaded with parametric profile, but unable to link it's params.
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    Yes, but with Profile families there are no Instances, only Types. So we have Profile Families and then make a Type called Head, and a Type called Jamb. Then you can (in the project browser, not in the sweeps themselves) tie the parameters of your Door Family to drive the Profiles.

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    Thanks Aaron,
    I think instance param will work. I never tried with Type params. Now I shall try tomorrow in the office.

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    They can't be instance parameters in the profiles. They can in the door. Not in the profiles.

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    After changing Inst param of Profile to Type, reloaded the profile into Frame family & now it's OK. The family is attached for testing
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    Aaron
    Using the profile I made an HM door frame adopting a frame family of wooden frame as template. HM family is working fine as I stated.
    But prblem started after loadin it in host family, where wooden door frame already exist.
    I created a param for door family for swaping HM frame for wooden frame. There is no problem in swaping but HM frame is not ocuping the same place as wooden frame. To avoid this situation I made the HM family on wooden frame family so that geometry & params match. Why the HM family change it's location. The host family with both frame families loaded is attached.
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    That was my negligence. I align the first frame family by exterior face of the frme inspite of frame center. 2nd frame family made through profile is based on center of face. Now it has been currected as per file attached.
    Now the next problem arise. Both frame family has ventilator at top & their ventilator ht can be set to zero, when frame withot vent is req. After nesting the frame family to host this create problem. In host family vent ht can be reduce but when I set ht to zero (Head ht= Height) error masege appears. I think there is some problem in formulas.
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